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What to do in Melbourne

August 2012

 

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A list of What's on in Melbourne

Festivals and Events in Melbourne August 2012

Melbourne International Film Festival 2012 Thursday 2nd August 2012 until Sunday 19th August 2012 at various cinemas throughout Melbourne.

 

Ivanhoe Bridal Expo 10am - 3pm Sunday 5th August 2012 at The Centre Ivanhoe

Reed Gift Fair Melbourne Saturday 4th August 2012 to Wednesday 8th August 2012 at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Home and Giving Fair Saturday 4th August 2012 until Wednesday 8th August 2012 at the Melbourne Exhibition Centre

The Spa and Pool Show and Outdoor living Saturday 11th August 2012 and Sunday 12th August 2012 at the Melbourne Exhibition Centre.

Canada, Alasaka and USA Travel Expo Sunday 12th August 2012 at the Melbourne Convention Exhibition Centre.

BuildGreen Expo Thursday 16th August 2012 until Sunday 19th August 2011 at the Melbourne Exhibition Centre.

Home Show and Garden Expo Thursday 16th August 2011 until Sunday 19th August 2012 at the Melbourne Exhibition Centre.

Franchising and Business Opportunity Expo 10am - 5pm Friday 17th August 2012 and Saturday 18th August 2012, 10am - 4pm Sunday 19th August 2012 at the Melbourne Exhibition Centre.

Manifest The 13th Melbourne Anime Festival Friday 17th August 2012 until Sunday 19th August 2012 at the Melbourne Showgrounds.

Melbourne Writers Festival 2012 Thursday  23rd August 2012 until Sunday 2nd September 2012.

Parkinsons Unity Walk Sunday 26th August 2012 at Federation Square Melbourne.

Classic Car Club Showcase Sunday 26th August 2012 at Federation Square 11am - 2.30pm. Free event - just turn up and check out the cars.

Fashion Exposed 2012 Sunday 26th August 2012 until Tuesday 28th August 2012 at the Melbourne Exhibition Centre.

Bag and Accessories Fair 2012 Sunday 26th August 2012 until Tuesday 28th August 2012 at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Australian Shoe Fair Sunday 26th August 2012 until Tuesday 28th August 2012 at the Melbourne Exhibition Centre.

Bendigo Bridal Expo 10am - 3pm Sunday 26th August 2012 at the Bendigo Quality Resort All Seasons.

13th Melbourne Underground Film Festival 2012. TBC August 2012.

Sporting Events in Melbourne August 2012

Rugby League in Melbourne August 2012

AFL games in Melbourne August 2012

There are always a number of games on in Melbourne for the AFL. For games on each weekend check out the www.afl.com.au site.

Museum and Art Exhibitions in Melbourne August 2012

The Melbourne Story featuring more that 1200 objects collected by Museum Victoria. On display at Melbourne Museum

The Wonders of Ancient Mesopotamia 4th May 2012 until 7th October 2012 at the Melbourne Museum

600 Million Years: Victoria Evolves permanent exhibition at Melbourne Museum

Napoleon - Revolution to Empire Melbourne Winter Masterpieces 2012 Art Exhibition at NGV National Gallery of Victoria 2nd June 2012 until 7th October 2012

Unexpected Pleasures The Art and Design of Contemporary Jewellery Free Entry 20th April 2012 until 26th August 2012 at the NGV National Gallery of Victoria.

Art of the Pacific exhibition on until 31st December 2012 at the NGV National Gallery Victoria. Free Entry

 

Comedy in Melbourne August 2012

The Shelf featuring Wil Anderson, Lehmo and Luis & Family stand up comedy show 7pm Monday 13th August 2012 at the Toff in Town. Tickets sold by Moshtix.

Pam Ann comedy 8pm Friday 17th August 2012 at the Athenaeum Theatre. Tickets available from Ticketek.

The Last Laugh Comedy Club has comedy on most nights of the week in Melbourne.

The Comics Lounge located in North Melbourne have comedians on most nights of the week.

 

Musicals, Theatre, Dance and Entertainment in Melbourne August 2012

Michael J Fox - A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Future 8pm Tuesday 14th August 2012 at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. Tickets sold by Ticketmaster.

Sir David Attenborough A Life on Earth seminar Friday 17th August 2012 and Saturday 18th August 2012 at the Regent Theatre. Tickets available from Ticketmaster.

Sleeping Beauty 8pm Friday 24th August 2012 and Saturday 25th August 2012, 2pm Sunday 26th August 2012 at Her Majesty's Theatre. Tickets available from Ticketek.

Miss Poll Dance Australia competition 8.30pm Saturday 25th August 2012 at the Forum Melbourne. Tickets sold by Ticketmaster.

Eifman Ballet Wednesday 29th August 2012 until Sunday 9th September 2012 at the Regent Theatre. Tickets available from Ticketmaster.

Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap play theatre Thursday 30th August 2012 until Sunday 16th September 2012 at the Comedy Theatre. Tickets available from Ticketmaster.

 

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Music Concerts in Melbourne August 2012

Adam Brand and Band country and folk music 6pm Thursday 2nd August 2012 at the York on Lilydale. Tickets sold by Ticketmaster.

Ed Sheeran 7.30pm Friday 3rd August 2012 at the Palais Theatre. Tickets sold by Ticketmaster.

Frenzal Rhomb 8pm Friday 3rd August 2012 at the Hi-Fi Melbourne. Tickets sold by Moshtix.

The Faux Fighters 8pm Saturday 4th August 2012 at the Ferntree Gully Hotel. Tickets sold by Ticketmaster.

A Taste of Tamworth 6pm Saturday 4th August 2012 at the Gateway Hotel. Tickets sold by Ticketmaster.

House vs Hurricane 8pm Saturday 4th August 2012 at The Hi-Fi Melbourne. Tickets sold by Moshtix.

Frenzal Rhomb 8pm Saturday 4th August 2012 at Pier Live Frankston. Tickets sold by Ticketmaster.

For Our Hero - under 18s concert 2.30pm Saturday 4th August 2012 at Spencer's Live. Tickets sold by Moshtix.

Tina Arena with orchestra 6pm Sunday 5th August 2012 at the Hamer Hall Arts Centre Melbourne. Tickets sold by Ticketmaster.

Clairy Browne & The Bangin' Rackettes 8pm Tuesday 7th August 2012 at The Toff in Town. Tickets sold by Moshtix.

A Taste of Tamworth 8.30pm Wednesday 8th August 2012 at the Hallam Hotel. Tickets sold by Ticketmaster.

Z-Trip (USA) Thursday 9th August 2012 at the Prince Bandroom. Tickets sold by Moshtix.

Set Sail 7.30pm Thursday 9th August 2012 at the Toff in Town. Tickets sold by Moshtix.

Socially Handicapped 8pm Thursday 9th August 2012 at the Evelyn Hotel. Tickets sold by Moshtix.

Bell Biv Devoe rap hip hop 8.30pm Friday 10th August 2012 and Tuesday 14th August 2012 at the Trak Lounge Bar. Tickets sold by Ticketmaster.

Ash Grunwald 8pm Friday 10th August 2012 at the Pier Live Frankston. Tickets sold by Ticketmaster.

Jinja Safari 8pm Friday 10th August 2012 at the Hi-Fi Melbourne. Tickets sold by Moshtix.

Reminisce - Trance Anthems 10pm Friday 10th August 2012 at Billboard the Venue. Tickets sold by Moshtix.

The Shaolin Afronauts album launch 9pm Friday 10th August 2012 at the Prince Bandroom. Tickets sold by Moshtix.

Tommy Emmanuel Live & Acoustic concert 8pm Saturday 11th August 2012 at the Hamer Hall Arts Centre Melbourne. Tickets available from Ticketmaster.

Ash Grunwald 8pm Saturday 11th August 2012 at the Ferntree Gully Hotel. Tickets sold by Ticketmaster.

The Smallgoods 7.30pm Saturday 11th August 2012 at the Toff in Town. Tickets sold by Moshtix.

DILF Melbourne 10pm Saturday 11th August 2012 at the Hi-Fi Melbourne. Tickets sold by Moshtix.

King of the North EP Launch 8.30pm Saturday 11th August 2012 at the Evelyn Hotel. Tickets sold by Moshtix.

Billy Talent 7.30pm Sunday 12th August 2012 at the Billboard The Venue. Tickets sold by Ticketek.

Marmoset W Yorque 1.30pm Sunday 12th August 2012 at the Evelyn Hotel. Tickets sold by Moshtix.

Billy Talent 7.30pm Sunday 12th August 2012 at the Billboard the Venue. Tickets sold by Moshtix.

Butterfly Boucher 7.30pm Sunday 12th August 2012 at the Toff in Town. Tickets sold by Moshtix.

Bell Biv Devoe 8.30pm Tuesday 14th August at the Trak Lounge Bar. Tickets sold by Ticketmaster.

Clairy Browne & The Bangin' Rackettes 8pm Tuesday 14th August 2012 at The Toff in Town. Tickets sold by Moshtix.

 

David Helfgott 8pm Wednesday 15th August 2012 at the Arts Centre Melbourne. Tickets available from Ticketmaster.

Owen Campbell & Mustered Courage 7pm Wednesday 15th August 2012 at The Toff in Town. Tickets sold by Moshtix.

Agility 9pm Wednesday 15th August 2012 at the Evelyn Hotel. Tickets sold by Moshtix.

Cry Me A River - The World of Julie London by Ronda Burchmore 8pm Thursday 16th August 2012 until Sunday 19th August 2012 at the Comedy Theatre. Tickets sold by Ticketmaster.

Sarah McLeod 8pm Thursday 16th August 2012 at The Empress Hotel. Tickets sold by Moshtix.

Sun Rising - The Songs that made Memphis 8pm Thursday 16th August 2012 at The Toff in Town. Tickets sold by Moshtix.

Mansion, Alaska 8pm Thursday 16th August 2012 at the Evelyn Hotel. Tickets sold by Moshtix.

The Doors Show 8.30pm Friday 17th August 2012 at the Trak Lounge Bar. Tickets sold by Ticketmaster.

Breath Life 7.30pm Friday 17th August 2012 at the Hi-Fi Melbourne. Tickets sold by Moshtix.

Pandorum 8pm Friday 17th August 2012 at the Evelyn Hotel. Tickets sold by Moshtix.

The Raah Project 9pm Friday 17th August 2012 at the Prince Bandroom. Tickets sold by Moshtix.

Classic Kandy 10pm Friday 17th August 2012 at the Billboard the Venue. Tickets sold by Moshtix.

Fireballs 7.30pm Saturday 18th August 2012 at the Hi-Fi Melbourne. Tickets sold by Moshtix.

Polo Club EP launch 8pm Saturday 18th August 2012 at the Toff in Town. Tickets sold by Moshtix.

Sydonia 8.30pm Saturday 18th August 2012 at the Evelyn Hotel. Tickets sold by Moshtix.

Communion featuring Fraser A Gorman, Castlecomer, Roller One and Elle Graham 7pm Sunday 19th August 2012 at the Toff in Town. Tickets sold by Moshtix.

Nasum (Sweden) 7.30pm Sunday 19th August 2012 at the Hi-Fi Melbourne. Tickets sold by Moshtix

Clairy Browne & The Bangin' Rackettes 8pm Tuesday 21st August 2012 at the Toff in Town. Tickets sold by Moshtix.

Kenny Rogers & Glen Campbell 7.30pm Thursday 23rd August 2012 at the Palais Theatre. Tickets sold by Ticketmaster.

1927 8pm Friday 24th August 2012 at the Palms at Crown. Tickets sold by Ticketek.

Passenger 7.30pm Friday 24th August 2012 at the Hi-Fi Melbourne. Tickets sold by Moshtix.

Ainslie Wills 9pm Friday 24th August 2012 at the Grace Darling Hotel. Tickets sold by Moshtix.

Suff Daddy (Germany) 9pm Friday 24th August 2012 at the Prince Bandroom. Tickets sold by Moshtix.

The Delltones 8pm Saturday 25th August 2012 at the Palms at Crown. Tickets available from Ticketek.

The Hilltop Hoods rap hip hop 8.30pm Saturday 25th August 2012 at the Festival Hall. Tickets sold by Ticketmaster.

Tread 7.30pm Saturday 25th August 2012 at the Ferntree Gulley Hotel. Tickets sold by Ticketmaster.

Hunting Grounds Album Launch 7.30pm Saturday 25th August 2012 at The Toff in Town. Tickets sold by Moshtix.

Pennywise 7.30pm Sunday 26th August 2012 at the Palace Theatre. Tickets sold by Ticketek.

Aircrafte 2pm Sunday 26th August 2012 at the Evelyn Hotel. Tickets sold by Moshtix.

The Vibraphonic Orkestra 8pm Sunday 26th August 2012 at the Evelyn Hotel. Tickets sold by Moshtix.

The Teskey Brothers Album Launch 7.30pm Monday 27th August 2012 at the Toff in Town. Tickets sold by Moshtix.

Clairy Browne & The Bangin' Rackettes 8pm Tuesday 28th August 2012 at the Toff in Town. Tickets sold by Moshtix.

Nat Col & The Kings 7pm Thursday 30th August 2012 at the Evelyn Hotel. Tickets sold by Moshtix.

Love Migrate 8pm Thursday 30th August 2012 at the Toff in Town. Tickets sold by Moshtix.

Triple J's House Party 8pm Thursday 30th August 2012 at the Prince Bandroom. Tickets sold by Moshtix.

The Beach Boys 8pm Friday 31st August 2012 at the Rod Laver Arena. Tickets sold by Ticketek.

Jose Feliciano 7.30pm Friday 31st August 2012 at the Capitol Theatre. Tickets available from Ticketmaster.

House vs Hurricane 7pm Friday 31st August 2012 at the Ferntree Gully Hotel. Tickets sold by Ticketmaster.

Urthboy 9pm Friday 31st August 2012 at the Evelyn Hotel. Tickets sold by Moshtix.

The Public Opinion Afro Orchestra 9pm Friday 31st August 2012 at the Prince Bandroom. Tickets sold by Moshtix.

 

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